Aaron Taylor-Johnson in planning row over 'rewilding' project on his land

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his director wife, Sam
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his director wife, Sam (Image credit: Getty Images)

A Hollywood star and his blockbuster director wife have sparked a planning row after seeking retrospective planning permission for a lake they excavated on the land of their country farmhouse.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, tipped to be the next James Bond, and his wife, Sam, who directed the upcoming Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black, are rewilding the grounds of their home in the Mendip Hills in Somerset, which once belonged to Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud.

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Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.